Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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In honor of "Pumpkin Time", here's an awesome recipe I tweaked to my tastes.....These are so yummy. (Hint: They're better the next day, and they freeze well, too).

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

1 c. butter
3 c. sugar
5 lg. eggs
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
15 oz. can of pumpkin
1/6 c. apple juice
1/6 c. rum (or more apple juice)
1 bag dark chocolate chips or chunks (I use Ghirradelli 60% cacoa chips, because I'm a chocolate snob. You can use another brand, but don't you dare insult my recipe by using WalMart brand "chocolate"! Eww.)

Beat butter at medium speed of mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy.

Gradually add sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating only until yellow disappears.

Combine pumpkin, juice, vanilla, and rum in a bowl.

Combine flour, salt, spices, and soda in a bow.

Add flour mixture to creamed butter mixture alternating with pumpkin mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at lowest speed just until blended after each addition.

Fold in chocolate chips. (I tossed the chips in flour first to keep them from sinking to the bottom, but the batter ends up so thick, it probably wasn't necessary.) Scoop batter into greased (or papered) muffin tins. Bake at 325 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (I can't remember exactly how long it took, but I set the timer for 30 minutes and then checked them until they were done.)


  1. I totally agree with you about chocolate chips. It truly makes a difference and I would have never believed it until I tried the snobby chips myself one time when they were on sale.
    However, I did make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies once and didn't really like it, maybe I will try this some time. I love to try new things, esp if they have pumpkins.

  2. ummmm...that sounds amazing! i didn't know you had a!

  3. I wanna see pictures of the finished product. And you didn't even offer me one????

  4. LOL! Sorry Mary, I made them last week, so they're long gone. And yes, I wish I took a picture, too, but they really weren't that pretty. But they were yummy!

  5. BTW, how did the brownies turn out?

  6. Oh, gosh those brownies were so good!!! Are you gonna share the recipe on here?

  7. I can, but I'll put it on MY blog to get credit for it. :)

  8. Oh, yeah, totally...that's what I meant! (o: